Klopp Expecting ‘Different’ Hammers Test

Klopp Expecting ‘Different’ Hammers Test

Jurgen Klopp is expecting West Ham to be a “different cup of tea” for Liverpool on Monday night than on the opening day of the season.

The Reds boss watched his side comfortable defeated the Hammers 4-0 at Anfield back in August in what was rival manager Manuel Pellegrini’s first game in charge.

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The Londoners recovered from a difficult start and, while they will go into Monday’s game on the back of a three-game losing streak, Klopp believes his league leaders will be in for a tough examination at the London Stadium.

“We started against West Ham with a brilliant game from us and not a very good game of West Ham. That day they had a new manager and a lot of new players,” he said.

“They had a really bad start, I think they had maybe only two points after six matchdays, but since then they are nearly a top-six side. That’s what we should expect.

“(They have the) most experienced manager in the Premier League at the moment, really good football team, good signings in defence, experience in the full-back positions.

“(Declan) Rice, fantastic development next to (Mark) Noble in midfield, experience and youth. Then you have the wings, really strong, (Felipe) Anderson fantastic signing, and Marko Arnautovic an outstanding striker. “

(Samir) Nasri is now around, (Robert) Snodgrass is back on track, Lukasz Fabianski in goal, it’s a really good football team. That’s what we have to be ready for again.

“We can’t compare with the first game of the season. We expected a difficult game that day but it was not so difficult for two reasons: we were really good and they were not ready. “Now they are ready and it’s a completely different cup of tea.”

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